McClain retires from NFL
posted May 15 2013, 01:27PM
posted in NFL, News

Ravens linebacker Rolando McClain is calling it a career after three years in the league.

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Rolando McClain is retiring from the NFL at the ripe age of 23. 

The former first round pick spent three seasons in the NFL and finished his career with 274 total tackles (195 solo), 6.5 sacks, 23 passes defended and one forced fumble in 41 games with the Oakland Raiders.

The Alabama product has had his fair share of run-ins with the law since entering the NFL and has been arrested three times since December of 2011. 

McClain signed a one-year deal with the Ravens on April 12, but was arrested just 10 days later in his hometown of Decatur, Ala. McClain is due in court on July 9 for his most recent arrest, which he is being charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

It is unclear at this time why McClain decided to leave the game at such a young age. 

The Ravens had signed McClain in hopes he could help fill the void left by the legendary Ray Lewis, but it looks as if the team will have to go back to the drawing board. Luckily for the Ravens, they were able to draft Arthur Brown from Kansas State in the second round, a prospect I am very high on and expect great things from.

Could the team now be interested in pursuing former Bears All-Pro linebacker Brian Urlacher? Doubtful, but we'll soon find out.

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